Gustave Flaubert

French writer who was perhaps the leading exponent of literary realism of his country. He is known especially for his first published novel, "Madame Bovary" (1857), for his Correspondence, and for his scrupulous devotion to his style and aesthetics. The celebrated short story writer Maupassant was a protégé of Flaubert.

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Work, Public, Mediocrity

Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?